Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Mishmash 1/20/14

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:

1. Tween 2 Teen Best of 2013 and Most of Anticipated of 2014 List  Tween 2 Tween chose Touch of Death as one of the best reads of 2013 and chose Face of Death as one of the most anticipated reads of 2014! I couldn't be more ecstatic. Read the full list of books here.

2. Arisia  I'm on my way home from Boston today after the zombie prom to launch the release of Face of Death. Pictures to come!

3. Face of Death  My official release day is the 28th, but the ebook was released on the 14th and Amazon will ship the paperback tomorrow.

4. Model Position Cover Reveal  I'm happy to share the cover of Model Position, and upcoming NA romance by Kitsy Clare.



For Sienna, love and art are perilous games. Is she ready to take that gamble?
Sienna is a beautiful, talented artist poised on the precipice of soaring into the glamorous, yet cutthroat Manhattan art scene.
Dave Hightower is a hooked-up, handsome heir to the hippest gallery in NYC, Gallery Hightower.
Erik is the live drawing model with his sizzling green eyes fixed only on Sienna.
Three’s a crowd, so Sienna must make a choice: date Dave and ride the fast track to landing a show at Gallery Hightower and hobnobbing with the art glitterati, or follow her heart and take a chance with Erik, the stunning male model who’s stealing her heart. But Erik has some worrisome secrets, and who in their right mind would make live modeling their career?
Dare Sienna throw away her chances of hitting it big to follow her heart?

5. Silent Starsong Cover Reveal  Check out this awesome cover of TJ Wooldridge's upcoming release! (How cute is that alien?)

Eleven-year-old Kyra is meant to continue the Starbard's proud family legacy of 
interpreting the future from the stars' songs. Her deafness, incurable by the best medics, breaks her mother's heart and pushes her father to explore anything to help his little girl--including the expensive purchase of a telepathic alien servant to help Kyra communicate on a planet inhospitable to unfixable genetic defects.
Marne's telepathy is too weak for his Naratsset culture, so he is sold into slavery and expects to die at the hands of human owners--until he meets a human child who begs her father to "save" him. Her kindness introduces Marne to a new world--one where he would risk his life to save a human from her own people's abuse and the stars' songs can touch even a deaf girl and a defective telepath.

When an intergalactic terrorist organization kills Kyra's father, driving her mother to madness, Kyra and Marne only have each others' friendship--until even that is threatened by the danger surrounding the Starbard heritage. But can the two friends, not good enough for either of their cultures or families, manage to keep each other safe when several different worlds threaten their lives?

That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

47 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the pictures from the Zombie prom! I hope you had an awesome time!
    I'm off from work today so will be doing some AM writing and then blog hopping later in the afternoon. Happy Monday, Kelly!

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  2. Enjoy the zombie prom and all the release frenzy!

    I am on the slopes at Jack Frost this morning, hoping that the sequence of events in my climax becomes clear to me. (I always brainstorm on the chair lift.)

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    1. Enjoy, Dianne! I was just near Jack Frost (visiting friends) on Saturday.

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  3. Congratulations, Kelly! I'm so happy for all of your good news. Can't wait to see the pics from zombie prom!

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  4. Thanks for sharing my new cover, Kelly!

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  5. Model Position seems like my kind of story, but NA is usually too racey for me. Catherine, I didn't realize this was yours. Congratulations! It's a beautiful cover and a good blurb.

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    1. I'm sure Catherine can let you know the level of steaminess in her book. You've read my NA. :)

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  6. Can't wait to see pics of your zombie prom! Congrats, Kelly, on all your awesome book news!

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  7. Yay for all your good bookish news! And Boston- one of these days I'm going to visit and do the Freedom Trail. The history nerd inside me demands it!

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    1. Thanks, Leandra. I don't get to explore while I'm there. I stay in the hotel for the conference. My husband and daughter go exploring—on foot though. Parking is a little problematic.

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  8. Hope you had fun at the zombie prom, Kelly! Can't wait to see the pics :-)

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    1. Just posted them on FB, Faith. I'll be sure to post a few here too though.

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  9. OMG! I want an alien! Cutest thing ever!. Congrats on being named best and most anticipated, on your release, and the zombie prom. They all sound fabulous. You rock! :)
    And congrats to Kitsy on her cover. It's so evocative!

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    1. Thanks, Lexa. I love that alien. It's adorable.

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  10. Congratulations and all the best!

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  11. Congratulations on making the Best of 2013 and Most of Anticipated of 2014 Lists!!! That is awesome news! I can't wait to see your pictures from the zombie prom. I bet you had a blast. And congrats on your Face of Death release! :)

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    1. Thank you, Chrys. I'm excited about the release of Face of Death, but sad to say goodbye to the characters who have been such a big part of my life for the past three years.

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  12. TJ and Kitsy's covers look good!

    Congratulations to you, Kelly!

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    1. I agree. They look great.

      Thanks, William.

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  13. Safe journey. Looking forward to the photos.

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  14. Amazing covers.

    Yay for getting on lists and your upcoming releases.

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    1. I'll check this out soon. My schedule is crazy busy this week and thanks to the weather, my daughter's been home, which makes getting things done even tougher.

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    2. I understand, and I'm glad I didn't have to commute anywhere today. The cold snap is back in Detroit, but I've at least been spared of seeing flaming cars! Hope you were part of that crash.

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    3. I mean I hope you WEREN'T part of that crash!

      Oy, I wish blogger let you edit comments. I'm glad I moved to Wordpress for this among many other reasons...

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    4. No worries. I knew what you meant. No, we actually drove right up the middle lane (on the highway) and all this was going on around us. It was crazy.

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  19. I can't wait to hear about and see pictures of the zombie prom. :) I hope it was a blast! Thank goodness you were on your way home yesterday and not today- lots of snow today. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I know, right? We did hit some really icy roads going through Hartford on Sunday morning though. It was scary. We saw cars on fire, cars on their sides, and cars in ditches. Thankfully we only slid a little.

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    2. Yikes! Good thing your daughter's safe at home.

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  20. I was wondering if you made it home... The national news is featuring Boston weather!

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    1. Yes, we made it before the snow. Thankfully!

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  21. Had to re-upload the video I linked above (Deleted) because of typos....

    I uploaded my latest video-

    Sorry I had to keep re-doing this o many times, Kelly, hyperlinks can be troublesome, and I had to re-upload the video because of a typo and the link changed....

    http://youtu.be/yWO2wiShN_Q

    if this doesn't convince more people to read this book, I don't what will! Let me know what you think, Kelly, and anyone else.

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    1. Had to re-upload this again. Sorry for typos for those who watched the earlier three. I'm a lot more careful about this but I was so eager I guess I went faster than I should've. Lesson learned.


      http://youtu.be/cJIIAcJubZs

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